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What does C in LC_ALL=C mean?

I know very well that to override locale settings we can use LC_ALL prepended to the command one wants to run. I also know C uses default locale of a system. But what does C stand for ?
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English 16.04 server with German keyboard: locale errors

I've installed my server in English but use a German keyboard and it basically works. BUT I frequently (e.g. apt-get update) get warnings and I would like to get rid of those: perl: warning: Setting ...
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How to configuring PAM to use different language / locale settings

Currently we are using a database client with a ISO-8859-1 character set. The Ubuntu server is running with de_DE.utf8. If the user uses a username or password containing other characters than 7-bit ...
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keyboard numbers not working after Ubuntu install

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and I've encountered a problem with typing numbers on my laptop when Caps Lock is enabled. It gives me other characters and the only way I can type numbers is holding ...
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UTF-8 doesn't decode file names in one partition?

I put the utf8 option in the /etc/fstab file for a "FAT32" partition. I have some files with Japanese characters but again I see those alien square characters on them. The interesting thing is that ...
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Python - default locale is not working

This is the situation: In [1]: import datetime In [2]: import locale In [3]: locale.getlocale() Out[3]: ('es_ES', 'UTF-8') In [4]: locale.getdefaultlocale() Out[4]: ('es_ES', 'UTF-8') In [5]: ...
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Ubuntu does not correctly display non-ASCII characters in Windows folder names

If I save folders in windows with special characters like ä/ö/ü or chinese characters, they will be displayed with question marks in Ubuntu. But if I write it directly in Ubuntu, it will be displayed ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - Time shown by clock widget in the task bar is incorrect

I have already manually setup some symlinks that should guarantee system time to be according to the locale I want, namely ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Canada/Eastern /etc/localtime ln -sf /usr/share/...
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can pbuilder style hooks be used on launchpad builds

I'm working on putting a project into PPA. The project is large and has lots of tests. A couple of tests require that some locales are installed. To get around this I've made a pbuilder hook that ...
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Install firefox without locales?

I wish to install Mozilla Firefox without having to install non-english locales. They occupy space and need to be downloaded with each update which seems a waste of storage and bandwidth.
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How to change the date/time format to English from the command line?

Following the steps in the thread How to change Date/Time format to English? I got my Language Support app crashed, so I wonder if it is possible to change the language of the calendar from the ...
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stardict-text2bin: parser error : Input is not proper UTF-8, indicate encoding?

I have a problem with version version 3.0.2-5build1 of the stardict-tools package in Ubuntu 16.04. I'm trying to use stardict-text2bin to compile an XML dictionary to StarDict format, but get an ...
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Missing locales, running in low graphics, can't apt-get

When I try to apt-get upgrade I get error with dependencies and it tells me to use apt-get -f install, but when try it perl warning setting locale failed... The problem started when I used katoolin ...
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Cannot permanently change locale on 16.04 server

I have setup a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 server, but when I attempt to permanently change the locale settings, it fails and reverts back to the POSIX locale. Typing locale yields the following: LANG= ...
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gui application to custom regional settings

I am installing Ubuntu 16.04 and using gnome-shell (wich is very awesome by the way), i try to make first weekday and first workday to Sunday, tried everything in a lot of forums: sudo gedit /usr/...
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Arabic file names changed to unicode

Copied zip file of site backup from old host which had Arabic file names, when unzipped on new installation of Ubuntu file names are somehow changed to unicode. Original file name : إدارة-المكتب-...
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Kubuntu Locale Setting [duplicate]

I have just installed Kubuntu 16.04 using Asia (Rangoon) Timezone. The calendar and some numbers are showing in Myanmar Language.How can I change these language to English while retaining Rangoon ...
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How to change user defined locale

There are a few of similar questions (e.g. this one), but they are quite old and no one give an exhaustive answer. My system locale settings are: david@david-ubuntu:~$ cat /etc/default/locale # ...
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How to fix Software Updater Issue?

While I update my device using software updater, I am getting following screen and then the updater paused in following screen: Here is my locale lists, i.e. list which will display after execute ...
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How to get current or set wanted regional format in the terminal?

I'm looking for single line terminal commands to: check my current regional format or set the regional format to English US. Currently to change this I have to go to Settings->Language Support->...
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Cannot set LC_ALL and LC_CTYPE Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am trying to solve my locale errors. I have followed most of the threads and repeated the instructions without success. I either miss something obvious or there is something not so obvious with the ...
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locale-gen doesn't work

As I need my locale which is fa_IR.UTF-8 on my Ubuntu Server, I'm trying to install it through (sudo) locale-gen "fa_IR.UTF-8" but I don't get any output: user@s1:~# sudo locale-gen "fa_IR.UTF-8" ...
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Why is /etc/default/locale not sourced at login via ssh?

I'm not a newbie, yet I've been battling this apparently easy issue for a while. I know how to work around it using /etc/environment or other tricks but I want the vars in /etc/default/locale to work ....
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SORT: Why is it different in open/save window then elsewhere?

The sort order in my Xubuntu file manager (Thunar) is the way I want it, with types of characters in the following order: non alphanumeric (principally: underscore, hyphen, dot) numerics ...
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Clock is missing ubuntu 15 [duplicate]

After install ubuntu 15, my clock is missing also I've checked my locale and there is an error too. "locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory" I don't know if all there ...
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What is krb5-locales?

How localization krb5 for ubuntu? In package krb5-locales only one mo files for en_US. I want use message with change password on russian: Enter It Again and etc. Create mit-krb.mo in locales. ...
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How can I change language but only for the terminal?

How do I change the language of the terminal to English? I am familiar with using vi. If the terminal language is controlled by etc/default/locale, what am I supposed to change there? LANG="el_GR....
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Delete Unused Languages Automatically

I used to use an application that would delete the unused locale and language files from apps that I install automatically when installing through apt-get. I can't seem to find this now and I really ...
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(un)localize help.ubuntu.com

I often help people here on Ask or on other international websites. In order to do so, sometimes I have to refer to the great guides on http://help.ubuntu.com . Problem is, my system is localized (in ...
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Cannot boot after changing locale

After I changed my locale and rebooted, now I get this error: [ 1.863178] init: mountall main process (223) terminated with status 2 Filesystem check or mount failed. A maintenance shell will now ...
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Ubuntu Touch - change ebay from US locale to UK

I am trying Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 4 and when using ebay, it assumes that I am in the US and not the UK. I have tried searching for a locale setting, but to no avail. Can anyone help? Thanks
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Thunderbird does not preserve profile's language packs enabled status

I need to access the same Thunderbird profile from both Windows and Ubuntu. On Windows 7, it's Thunderbird version 38 (I think?) whereas the Ubuntu version is 44 (from the thunderbird-next PPA). ...
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Why is “LANG=C;sudo apt-get clean” etc recommended?

I came across this wiki page: Package Manager Troubleshooting Procedure. In it, there were commands such as: LANG=C;sudo apt-get clean LANG=C;sudo apt-get autoclean LANG=C;sudo apt-get -f install ...
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15.10 installer: Error installing '…' - trying to overwrite '/usr/sbin/validlocale'

During fresh install I get this error : Error installing /cdrom//pool/main/g/glibc/locales_2.19-18+deb8u2_all.deb trying to overwrite '/usr/sbin/validlocale', which is also in package libc-bin 2.21-...
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How to set LC_NUMERIC to English permanently?

I need to change LC_NUMERIC to English (I have Ubuntu in Spanish) because of the dots and the commas, but if I use LC_NUMERIC="en_US.UTF-8" when I exit the terminal and I open it again, LC_NUMERICis ...
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Thunderbird ignores locale

I just added another user account to my 15.10 machine (Unity Desktop). My first account had an English locale set, which worked correctly everywhere: $ locale LANG=en_GB.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=en_GB:en_US:en ...
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Home dirs when changing UI locale

I was doing some changes in a custom Trusty multilanguage distribution I realized at work and I was thinking about UI locale changing. I try to better explain: my distro comes in 18 preinstalled ...
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date command appears to ignore locale settings

What I want to do is set a locale environment variable (LC_TIME, I think) to something which makes date output in a nice ISO format. From looking at some other Stack Exchange questions and answers ...
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Puerto Rico locale is wrong concerning the time format

The regional settings for the locale of Puerto Rico shows its time in 24 hour format no matter WHAT I DO... Its time format should be the 12 hour format. How should I proceed?
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How do i change my locale safely?

1) How do I check which locales are supported on my system? 2) How do I change my locale safely? 3) What are some of the side-effects of doing this? Reason I'm asking these questions is because I ...
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Cannot open gnome-terminal ubuntu 15.10 (Bad Locale)

Hello ubuntu community! Recently i downloaded and installed ubuntu, and after some experimenting, im unable do open my terminal! The problem occurred after i gave the machine the following command: ...
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Regional formats are set to German while file managers still show English formats

Although I am Austrian, I prefer to use Ubuntu in English, while of course I do not want to miss my regional formats. These are the current settings in /etc/default/locale: LANG="en_US.UTF-8" ...
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Cannot open/run TERMINAL and software-center after PARTIAL UPGRADE prompted by Ubuntu

I cannot open terminal or software-center after installing the partial-upgrade prompted by Ubuntu. In UXTERM, when I type gnome-terminal, I get the output as: (process:10308): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale ...
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How to fix “en_DE.UTF-8” (locales) warnings? [duplicate]

On my system I am getting errors(?) like this: bash: warning: setlocale: LC_CTYPE: cannot change locale (en_DE.UTF-8) or weemonger@awesomeLinuxSystem:~$ dpkg-reconfigure locales perl: warning: ...
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What are those 'x xx' in 'ls -l' command

When performing ls -l I encountered a column I don't recognize. drwxrwxr-x 7 user user 4096 × ×× 29 13:54 .eclipse drwxrwxr-x 3 user user 4096 × ×× 30 09:30 workspace drwxrwxr-x 3 user ...
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Reinstall locales?

I have been installing various tools on ubuntu 14.04 from the kali linux repo, via katoolin. After installing the tools that I needed I rebooted my computer and removed the kali linux repo from the ...
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how to fix odd date (commandline command) format

On one server, when i write date (or LC_TIME=sv_SE.utf8 date) I get: ons 18 nov+ 2015 07.45.+53 CET when I try it on my desktop i get; ons 18 nov 2015 07.45.53 CET Where do the extra "+" ...
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Why does the Slack app think I'm British?

Firefox has stopped insisting that there's a "u" in "neighbour", though it periodically reverts to thinking I'm British. But the Slack app can't be told otherwise. Is there some kind of system-wide ...
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Thunderbird: Lightning calendar extension not translated

I'm using Mozilla's Thunderbird with thunderbird-locale-de and xul-ext-lightning for calendaring. Unfortunately, the lightning extension seems not to be translated - while the rest of thunderbird is. ...
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Why every new file is automatically encoded with ASCII while everything is set to UTF-8?

My system locale is set to UTF-8:US, this is confirmed by running the locale command. But it is very strange that every time I type the vim FILENAME command (the file does not exist, I'm using this ...